By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.
Today Von challenged us to use the reference images of an owl and redraw it in an iconic style by reducing its form to simple flat shapes.
By Terry Lee Stone | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
After years of working as an employee for several design firms, I came to freelancing later in my career—and found that I needed to acquire a few new skills.
Here are some things I’ve learned as a freelancer:
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today, foodies are the food. The people who declare the cupcake out and the cronut passé have dared to critique the most cherished of tasty treats: the doughnut.
So in this episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to transform two flat foodie characters into 3D glazed doughnuts with Adobe Illustrator.
Don’t worry; it’s nondestructive. In fact, this technique relies on a dynamic effect called 3D Revolve that never puts the characters in real harm’s way.
By Kristin Ellison | Monday, August 25, 2014
Today Von challenged us to redraw the dinosaurs he provided, distorting them in any way we needed to make them fit.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 22, 2014
This week, Bert walks us through how to improve an interior shot by adding a door under the sink, lighting the candle, and cleaning up here and there.
Today Von challenged us to use the reference image below and change it to make it more dramatic.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 21, 2014
Any designer worth her salt knows about Quick Apply in InDesign — but I have a few other uses for Quick Apply that often surprise InDesign users.
By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 21, 2014
Today Von challenged us to draw a visual narrative—to tell a story with our drawing, without using speech bubbles.
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